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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Healthy Japanese Food

There are lots of great healthy Japanese food you can add to your grocery bag when shopping. The following items are some of the healthiest and best.

Seaweed
This superfood is extremely nutritious as its rich in protein, omega-3 fats, zinc, iron, selenium and iodine. Seaweed also contains potent health promoting compounds. Seaweed helps strengthen the immune system, and has anti-cancerous and anti-ageing properties.

How to use Seaweed in your Cooking
I usually add small strips to my soups, salads and stir-fries. My little boy also loves eating nori rolls with rice and tuna.

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Miso
Miso is made from fermented soybean paste and contains beneficial bacteria helpful for improving digestion and strengthening the immune system. Miso is a rich source of protein, fibre and B vitamins.

How to use Miso in your Cooking
I usually use a spoonful of miso to add flavor to my soups, stir-fries and sauces.

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Natto
Natto is a fermented soybean made from boiled soybeans and active bacteria. It has many health benefits including reducing high blood pressure and dissolving harmful blood clots.



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Tofu
Tofu or bean curd is made from soy milk and has its origins in China. Tofu has little flavor on its own, so it can be used either in savory or sweet dishes. Tofu is low in calories with little fat. It is high in iron, calcium, magnesium and protein.




Green Tea
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. It contains a compound called EGCG, which is a substance with 25 to 100 times the antioxidant power of vitamins C and E.



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